ursulaSARAH DELIA LANE | Cambridge Chronicle, 23 March 1918
Mrs. Sarah Delia Lane, who died Thursday morning at her home at Bouldcrcroft, Bedford, was the mother of Prof. Alfred C. Lane, of Arlington street. Funeral services will be held at the home at 2.30 this afternoon and burial will be in the Lane family lot in Shawsheen cemetery, Bedford. Mrs. Lane was born in Buckland, October 7. 1826, the daughter of the Rev. Benjamin F. and Sarah Chapin Clarke. She was graduated from the Mt. Holyoke Female seminary in 1845, and in 1851 became the bride of Jonathan Abbott Lane, later one of Boston’s lending merchants. Mrs. Lane was one of the little knot of women who in the parlor of the Rev. James Freeman Clark organised the New England Woman’s* club and was a member of the commission appointed by Gov. Andrew in 1862 for Freedmon’s relief. For about 25 years she was president of the Boston Children’s Friend society. Mrs. Lane in survived by three sons, Frederic 11. Lane of New York, president of the Allen-Lane company; Prof. Alfred C. Lane of Tufts college, and Benjamin C. Lane of Boston, nnd by two sisters, Mary L. Clarke of Claremont, Cal., and Mrs. Ursula Clnrko Marsh, one of the first group of missionaries sent out by the Woman’s Bonrd of Missions to Bulgaria, and now a resident of California.